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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Jennifer Robson - author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France - comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a new life an ocean away from her past.

In the summer of 1940, ambitious young American journalist Ruby Sutton gets her big break: the chance to report on the European war as a staff writer for Picture Weekly newsmagazine in London. She jumps at the chance, for it's an opportunity not only to prove herself, but also to start fresh in a city and country that know nothing of her humble origins. But life in besieged Britain tests Ruby in ways she never imagined.

Although most of Ruby's new colleagues welcome her, a few resent her presence, not only as an American but also as a woman. She is just beginning to find her feet, to feel at home in a country that is so familiar yet so foreign, when the bombs begin to fall.

As the nightly horror of the Blitz stretches unbroken into weeks and months, Ruby must set aside her determination to remain an objective observer. When she loses everything but her life, and must depend upon the kindness of strangers, she learns for the first time the depth and measure of true friendship - and what it is to love a man who is burdened by secrets that aren't his to share.

Goodnight from London, inspired in part by the wartime experiences of the author's own grandmother, is a captivating, heartfelt, and historically immersive story that listeners are sure to embrace.

©2017 Jennifer Robson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Must listen!!! Absolutely thrilling!

My only wish for this book is that it would have been nice for a male to read the parts of men. Otherwise, it was beautifully read and performed! Saskia Maarleveld gave the character a genuine, down to earth and loving vibe that drew you that much closer to her (Ruby). I will definitely be delving into more works by Jennifer Robson without a second thought.

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  • Bev Holdgate
  • 2017-08-10

Light story

The narration was not great. It was, at times, monotone with no emotion. Also the English voices often sounded more Australian. Probably would have been a better read as opposed to listen.

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  • Valerie L.
  • 2018-08-30

Lovely story. Fans of historical fiction will especially enjoy

I enjoyed this engaging story and learned a bit about life in London during World War 2. If you enjoy historical fiction give this a listen, it is heartwarming.

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  • whoapat
  • 2018-02-18

A mesmerising story of war and its effects.

Told from a female war correspondents viewpoint, we learn how civilians bore the burdens of WW II in England. Interwoven is the story of friendship, hope, resilience, and love.

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  • Suzette
  • 2020-03-24

Truly enjoyed this book!

Loved the details about the Blitz, what the English actually went through. Kept my interest throughout the entire book.

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  • RueRue
  • 2017-07-08

Entertaining

A pleasant book to listen to, good narrator, decent historical fiction. It as it's moments of drama and emotion, but mostly it's a bit light on emotional depth and character. A happy ending is garenteed.

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  • Julie Anne Jones
  • 2019-08-19

Awesome Historical Fiction

This was a wonderful story. Loved the characters, the plot, and the historical aspects. I also liked the fun tie in with The Gown, one of my all time favorite books.

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  • Debbie Scheu
  • 2020-10-03

A woman’s view of WWII

The characters are well developed, great voices by narrator! The fictional characters & events are expertly woven among the historic figures and turning points in the European theatre from early 1940 thru VE Day. Excellent !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-09-29

A Gem of a Story

I wish I could give this book a galaxy of stars. The narration was captivating throughout the chapters. The development of the story and its characters was superb. Young people today can learn a great deal about what their grandparents endured during the trying times of the Second World War from this novel. I could not stop listening. I look forward to reading more of Jennifer Dobson’s books!

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  • Dee
  • 2020-09-23

I enjoyed

It took me a little while to get into this book at 1st I kind of thought that maybe I chose the wrong book., But it's a good clean story And I'm glad I continued to listen because I enjoyed it very much.

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  • karis
  • 2020-11-15

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I read and listen to a lot of historical fiction so I am pretty picky. This book was enjoyable but not anything special. It did not invoke many emotions and the characters were interesting but not enthralling. It did not appear to require much research to write as there was not much historical depth to the story. I wish I had not used a credit for it.